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Dirty wars : the world is a battlefield, Jeremy Scahill

Dirty wars : the world is a battlefield
Dirty wars
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the world is a battlefield
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Jeremy Scahill
"In "Dirty Wars," Jeremy Scahill, author of the "New York Times" best-seller "Blackwater," takes us inside America's new covert wars. The foot soldiers in these battles operate globally and inside the United States with orders from the White House to do whatever is necessary to hunt down, capture or kill individuals designated by the president as enemies. Drawn from the ranks of the Navy SEALs, Delta Force, former Blackwater and other private security contractors, the CIA's Special Activities Division and the Joint Special Operations Command ( JSOC), these elite soldiers operate worldwide, with thousands of secret commandos working in more than one hundred countries. Funded through "black budgets," Special Operations Forces conduct missions in denied areas, engage in targeted killings, snatch and grab individuals and direct drone, AC-130 and cruise missile strikes. While the Bush administration deployed these ghost militias, President Barack Obama has expanded their operations and given them new scope and legitimacy. "Dirty Wars" follows the consequences of the declaration that "the world is a battlefield," as Scahill uncovers the most important foreign policy story of our time. From Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond, Scahill reports from the frontlines in this high-stakes investigation and explores the depths of America's global killing machine. He goes beneath the surface of these covert wars, conducted in the shadows, outside the range of the press, without effective congressional oversight or public debate. And, based on unprecedented access, Scahill tells the chilling story of an American citizen marked for assassination by his own government. As US leaders draw the country deeper into conflicts across the globe, setting the world stage for enormous destabilization and blowback, Americans are not only at greater risk--we are changing as a nation. Scahill unmasks the shadow warriors who prosecute these secret wars and puts a human face on the casualties of unaccountable violence that is now official policy: victims of night raids, secret prisons, cruise missile attacks and drone strikes, and whole classes of people branded as "suspected militants." Through his brave reporting, Scahill exposes the true nature of the dirty wars the United States government struggles to keep hidden."--Publisher website
Dirty wars
A sobering expose of secret war programs currently being conducted behind the scenes of the War on Terror, drawing on interviews with CIA agents, mercenaries and other operators to reveal the human consequences of night raids, drone strikes and other unofficial "dirty-war" tactics
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non fiction
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the world is a battlefield
the world is a battlefield
Jeremy Scahill
Dirty wars : the world is a battlefield, Jeremy Scahill
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • Washington, DC, 2002-2003
  • The United States, 1974-2003, Iraq 2003
  • Somalia, 1993-2004
  • Yemen, 2003-2006
  • United Kingdom, 2003
  • Iraq, 2003-2005
  • Prologue
  • Washington, DC 2001-2002
  • The United States and Yemen, 1971-2002
  • Washington, 1979-2001
  • Yemen, 1970-2001; Washington, DC, 2001
  • The United Kingdom, the United States and Yemen, 2002-2003
  • Washington, DC, Yemen and Djibouti, 2002
  • Washington, DC, 2002
25 cm
1st ed.
xxiv, 642 p. [8] p. of plates
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ill., maps
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